Gilroy

Jammy Trio

Bev Stenehjem

Bev Stenehjem is a wine columnist for South Valley Magazine and is the author of the Wineries of Santa Clara Valley, Arcadia Publishing. Bev also promotes the Wineries of Santa Clara Valley association on Facebook and Twitter. Reach her at [email protected]
Bev Stenehjem

Latest posts by Bev Stenehjem (see all)

On a recent Friday evening, my husband and I chose Bella Viva Ristorante and Wine Bar to celebrate my daughter’s birthday. This historic restaurant is situated in a 100-year, former Gilroy landmark, the historic Steinmetz Building. Recently renovated with graceful arches, [...]

Fruit of the vine

Bev Stenehjem

Bev Stenehjem is a wine columnist for South Valley Magazine and is the author of the Wineries of Santa Clara Valley, Arcadia Publishing. Bev also promotes the Wineries of Santa Clara Valley association on Facebook and Twitter. Reach her at [email protected]
Bev Stenehjem

Latest posts by Bev Stenehjem (see all)

It was the second weekend of September when the call for help went out to friends and club members of Satori Cellars in Gilroy. With the prior week’s unusual heat wave, the vineyard grapes were ripening more quickly than expected and it was time to harvest some of the more [...]

Autumn toasts

Bev Stenehjem

Bev Stenehjem is a wine columnist for South Valley Magazine and is the author of the Wineries of Santa Clara Valley, Arcadia Publishing. Bev also promotes the Wineries of Santa Clara Valley association on Facebook and Twitter. Reach her at [email protected]
Bev Stenehjem

Latest posts by Bev Stenehjem (see all)

Just because summer is over doesn’t mean all the fun has to stop. Quite the contrary, with Bay Area weather still mild into November, fall ushers in a whole new set of events to get on the calendar. For oenophiles who enjoy sampling all the wines of Santa Clara Valley, the [...]

Blazing trails

Debra Eskinazi

Debra Eskinazi is the editor of South Valley magazine.
Debra Eskinazi

Latest posts by Debra Eskinazi (see all)

With just as many teenage girls as boys being top consumers of technology, it’s a wonder more young women are not pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)-based professions. A 2015 Pew report on “Teens, Social Media & Technology” [...]

Radio Fry America

Brad Stone

Hear Brad Stone’s regular jazz program “The Creative Source” (produced here in Gilroy), featuring new jazz releases, every week on the UK’s Soulandjazz.com. The program streams on demand.
Brad Stone

Latest posts by Brad Stone (see all)

Mention that you live in Gilroy to an out-of-towner, and invariably one gets the comeback “isn’t that where the Garlic Festival is?” You’ve surely had this experience. But as the county’s fastest growing city, many new residents aren’t even aware of another claim to [...]

Ethereal plains

Debra Eskinazi

Debra Eskinazi is the editor of South Valley magazine.
Debra Eskinazi

Latest posts by Debra Eskinazi (see all)

After leaving her home in the Midwest six years ago, Elissa Nesheim was homesick. She’d grown fond of the countryside of South Dakota where she called home for more than three decades. “It was hard for me to let go of my connection to South Dakota because I grew up there for [...]

Car Commotion

Gary Stockdale

Gary Stockdale is a freelance writer for South Valley magazine and has 20 years of experience in the automotive industry.
Gary Stockdale

Latest posts by Gary Stockdale (see all)

Downtown Gilroy will be revved up with three days of entertainment for the whole family this coming week when more than 200 modified and classic vehicles descend upon the streets of Gilroy. Organized by the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce, this year marks the 16th annual Garlic City [...]

Hot Gilroy Nights

Jack Foley

Senior Editor at Gilroy Dispatch
Longtime local journalist and Pulitzer co-winner Jack Foley has worked for San Jose Mercury News and Gilroy Dispatch for more than 20 years and has covered Gilroy for much of his 30-year journalism career. Since 1976, Foley has lived in and around Gilroy.
Jack Foley

Latest posts by Jack Foley (see all)

The annual garlic festival put Gilroy on the map, but car shows and music might be the real spice of life in what arguably is the most aromatic city on the planet. And as if to put an exclamation point on it all, the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce this year has revved things up a [...]

Beating the heat

Cheryl Huguenor

Cheryl Huguenor is the program director at Live Oak Adult Day Services in Gilroy. For more information visit liveoakadultdaycare.org.
Cheryl Huguenor

Latest posts by Cheryl Huguenor (see all)

Here at Live Oak Adult day Services, we recently read aloud a page of fun facts about the various inventions of the 1900s. We were all amazed to learn that air conditioning was invented in 1902. I was not the only one here who wondered why on earth we sweltered through the [...]

Cinema under the stars

Tia Sundberg

Tia Sundberg is a crafting diva, knitter, Halloween fanatic and freelance writer for South Valley magazine.
Tia Sundberg

Latest posts by Tia Sundberg (see all)

Free Family Outdoor Movie Nights return for the fifth year to the Gilroy Center for the Arts, bringing small town nostalgia to summertime in South Valley. This event started in 2013, when Gilroy Arts Alliance (GAA) board members served on the Gilroy Arts and Culture Commission [...]
1 2 3 4 5 6